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sahmd wrote: Hi hopefuldoctormom, it is definitely possible to pursue medicine in your situation, but I also think all your concerns are valid. I think it all comes down to how important becoming a doctor is to you. Is it worth the huge sacrifice of time (at least 12 years) and money, and the stress of allowing your relationships to change in ways that you do not like? Only you can answer that question.
You do have some time to decide, however. You can use the 4 years of undergrad to see how things go before making a commitment to medicine. If it seems that undergrad is too stressful in your situation, then medical school and residency will definitely be too stressful. But if your husband and family are able to step up and support you in meaningful ways (actually helping you rather than just saying that they support you), then maybe it is more do-able. And you can also reassess the decision after your kids are older and more independent.
Good luck, whatever you decide!